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Former Red Sox Marrero DFA'd by Diamondbacks

Rob Bradford
August 07, 2018 - 9:37 am

The Red Sox starting third baseman in Game 2 of last season's American League Division Series might be looking for another new home.

Deven Marrero, who the Red Sox traded to Arizona at the end of spring training, has been designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks. 

The 27-year-old infielder hasn't played since June 27 due to an oblique injury but did little offensively prior to his disabled list stint. In 85 plate appearances this season Marrero hit .167 with a .429 OPS. For his major league career, the smooth-fielding righty hitter has a .197 batting average and .533 OPS.

The highlight of Marrero's Red Sox career -- which began with him betting selected in the first-round of the 2012 draft -- was getting the chance to start in the ALDS against Houston, with then-manager John Farrell pointing to his success against lefties that season (.291 batting average, .944 OPS) when going up against Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel.

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